Car of the year Japan AwardJAPAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD


Japan car of the yearThe annual Car of the Year Japan award, also known as Japan Car of the Year (or JCOTY), is a worldwide famous event in automobile industry. This award is given every year to newly released or redesigned Japanese and non-Japanese imported vehicles released from November 1 of the previous year to October 31 of the current year in the Japanese domestic car market. The each award spans two calendar years i.e. 2017-2018. The award presentation start since the year 1980 for Japanese cars and from 1994 for the non-Japanese imported cars.

The award is divided into two categories. The first category is for Japanese domestic model cars, and the second category is for the non-Japanese cars for the Japanese market. The supervisory board is made up primarily of Japanese automotive journalists.
HISTORY OF JAPANESE CARS AWARD HISTORY OF NON-JAPANESE CARS AWARD
Award Year Winner Car Award Year Winner car
2015-2016 Mazda Roadster 2015-2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
2014-2015 Mazda Demio 2014-2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2013-2014 Volkswagen Golf 2013-2014 Volkswagen Golf
2012-2013 Mazda CX-5 2012-2013 BMW 3 Series
2011-2012 Nissan Leaf 2011-2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2010-2011 Honda CR-Z 2010-2011 Volkswagen Polo
2009-2010 Toyota Prius 2009-2010 Volkswagen Golf
2008-2009 Toyota IQ 2008-2009 Citroen C5
2007-2008 Honda Fit 2007-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2006-2007 Lexus LS430 2006-2007 Citroen C6
2005-2006 Mazda Roadster 2005-2006 BMW E90
2004-2005 Honda Legend 2004-2005 Volkswagen Golf
2003-2004 Subaru Legacy 2003-2004 Jaguar XJ
2002-2003 Honda Accord 2002-2003 BMW E65
2001-2002 Honda Fit 2001-2002 Alfa Romeo 147
2000-2001 Honda Civic 2000-2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
1999-2000 Toyota Vitz 1999-2000 Rover 75
1998-1999 Toyota Altezza 1998-1999 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
1997-1998 Toyota Prius 1997-1998 Renault Megane Scenic
1996-1997 Mitsubishi Galant 1996-1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK
1995-1996 Honda Civic 1995-1996 MG F
1994-1995 Mitsubishi FTO 1994-1995 Mercedes-Benz C200
1993-1994 Honda Accord - -
1992-1993 Nissan March - -
1991-1992 Honda Civic - -
1990-1991 Mitsubishi Diamante - -
1989-1990 Toyota Celsior - -
1988-1989 Nissan Silvia - -
1987-1988 Mitsubishi Galant - -
1986-1987 Nissan Pulsar - -
1985-1986 Honda Accord - -
1984-1985 Toyota MR2 - -
1983-1984 Honda Civic - -
1982-1983 Mazda Capella - -
1981-1982 Toyota Soarer - -
1980-1981 Mazda Familia - -

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